Menu Planning

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

Well, the flyers arrive tomorrow so I am starting to think about the menu for next week. This is one thing I am terrible at remembering to do, yet it is a task that can save a whackload of cash and time. It saves money because you buy food that is on sale, and only what you need. You save cash from those multiple trips during the week to ‘just get asparagus or lettuce’ where you come out with a few extras that were great deals just too good to pass up. Truth is: did you really need them? Probably not. And those few dollars extra could really add up over the month.

Menu planning saves time because you don’t have any of those afternoons panicking because you have no idea what to make for dinner. you save the time you may have spent running to the grocery store, or *gasp*, the FAST FOOD PLACE for dinner. If you planned ahead, you probably already have meat defrosting in the fridge and maybe even veggies cut up so you can just throw them in a pan or on the grill when you come in the door after a long day of work.

So, do you plan your menus weekly? Do you have a spreadsheet to do it? Do you just scribble it out on a napkin? What’s the best way to plan each meal? Do you go on sales, or what’s in the freezer?

  1. Menu planning is the best. Good luck with getting your debts paid off! Its not easy, but its all about the baby steps.

    • Thanks! Baby steps all the way to the bank, my friend. I haven’t updated my debt paid off in awhile, but hopefully in the next couple weeks I’ll get around to it. 🙂 Menu planning is fun – tonight I got to plan the menu for a great weekend ahead. Hopefully the sunny weather holds out!

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